Galaxy S 2 Sign Up Page Includes T-Mobile?!

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While we’ve been playing guessing games for quite some time as to whether or not T-Mobile would carry the Samsung Galaxy S 2 we’re beginning to think perhaps they really will. After some initial signs that the Galaxy S 2 was coming we began to believe that the Samsung Hercules, a variant of the Galaxy S 2 was coming and not the Galaxy S 2 itself. With Samsung posting up their “sign-up” page that includes a carrier preference for T-Mobile could we have been wrong the last few months with suspecting no Galaxy S 2 arrival? The bottom line is while we’ve been thinking of the Samsung Hercules as the Galaxy S 2 replacement for T-Mobile perhaps it is actually the Galaxy S 2 codename or another device entirely. At this point I’m going back to square one and hoping that the Galaxy S 2 is Magenta-bound. Fingers crossed for more info soon!

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6BZWRJOKVCUIZWHMEWABAUBLHQ gfam

    FINALLY!!!! The ONLY decent phone T-Mobile will sell, period!!!

  • Dnyyanks62

    Dost thou have the patience to wait for more Nexus Prime information?

    I think not.  This MyTouch3G has gone on long enough (cracked screen and all)!

    • Martin Wilson

      “Thou” would imply that you’re asking another person a question, not yourself.

      • DroidDev

        Unless you were speaking in the 3rd person….which is just ridiculous anyway.

  • http://profiles.google.com/r3dlined Harold Williams

    I hope they say something soon cause I need to pick a new carrier

  • Vader317

    This is entire BS. This phone will never come to Metro PCS.. that menu serves no purpose!!

    • daghost

      Besides being funny, thats an interesting point. if it is not coming to metro pcs and they are on the list, that doesnt mean tmo is getting it becuause they are on the list. this is crazy. we have to be patient…NOOOOOOO more info now.

  • DroidDev

    The SGS II will be carried by T-Mobile. I cannot contractually tell you how I know this…..but the phone is amazing and certainly worth waiting for.

    • OKDave

      Why don’t you drop someone an email that could independently verify your claim? 

    • OKDave

      Why don’t you drop someone an email that could independently verify your claim? 

      • DroidDev

        Because losing my job is not worth it just so you (or anyone else for that matter) can believe I am right.  That said, you will see shortly that I am not blowing smoke.

        • m777

          Ruff estimate of shortly? August? September? October?

        • DroidDev

          Late Sept, early Oct is the current plan 

      • DroidDev

        Because losing my job is not worth it just so you (or anyone else for that matter) can believe I am right.  That said, you will see shortly that I am not blowing smoke.

    • zps

      contractually…?  lol.

      • DroidDev

        Yes….I am bound by contract not to disclose any info regarding this device. Non disclosure agreements suck!!! :)

        • http://tmonews.com David

          Reveal the info to me…confidentially of course. I already know what I need to know but let us confirm!

    • zps

      contractually…?  lol.

    • http://profiles.google.com/nickhawelu Nick Hawelu

      Guys, his name is DroidDev; we can trust him!

  • http://www.facebook.com/ElectroHop Jay Alford

    Please hurry so I can get rid of this damn Sidekick 4G bullshit.

    • Anonymous

      What was YOU thinking? LOL

      • http://www.facebook.com/ElectroHop Jay Alford

        I DON’T EVEN FXCKN KNOW!!! I FEEL THE SAME DAMN WAY LOL.

    • Gerardbonner20

      FAIL!

    • Gerardbonner20

      FAIL!

  • Nick

    Wow Cel South is getting some lovin’.  They’re a pretty big player in the AL gulf coast area.  $60 unlimited everything packages.

  • Anonymous

    I signed up for this yesterday and got my hopes all up when I clicked “T-Mobile”.  It did in fact come to 6 different carriers last time so adding Metro PCS shouldn’t be far fetched BUT at the same time I don’t think this points to anything aside from “I would like to receive information about carrier X”.  Not solely the GSII on that carrier.

    They’ve Frankensteined so many different variations that its taking forever for them to line them all up and say “Announcing the Samsung Attain, Within, Function, Hercules, Mezmerize II, Showcase II, Galaxy S II 4G, Fascinate II, or whatever the F–K they gonna call em’!! 

    • J. Williams

      LOL man you are off the chain! I love it.

    • J. Williams

      LOL man you are off the chain! I love it.

  • Zetinomytouch

    The SGS 2 will be carried by TMO, it’s currently under testing. How do I know? like a post said I won’t say it.

  • http://twitter.com/tmoore4075 Tim Moore

    Seems like a great phone but I am not a fan of Touchwiz. 

  • http://twitter.com/the_real_jay Jason Ip

    man.. just got a Sensation.. I hope DroidDev is right though, would love the SGS II..

    • DroidDev

      Oh..hes right. Holding one right now. :)

      • zps

        the t-mo version right now?  

      • zps

        the t-mo version right now?  

      • zps

        the t-mo version right now?  

      • Anonymous

        OMGWTF! Cant you at least give us some spec info? Screen size? Exynos? 42 mbps? Is it the herc? I ENVY YOU!

    • DroidDev

      Oh..hes right. Holding one right now. :)

    • Mellow Dubmarine

      You can keep yourself busy exploring S-OFF which just became available for the Sensation. I’m probably going to look into playing around with my Sensation.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_S3HF2LNXO3LNEGF3W2OQCBRUBE BenjaminB007

    So are we supposed to buy this when/if it comes out in the Fall knowing that AT&T may/will be taking over soon making the phone almost useless?

    • Auser72

      Plenty of information on this site and others concerning merger for you and others to make an informed decisions. With that being said, you have nothing to worry about for duration of contract and them some.

  • Auser72

    I hope this is true, my dream phone. Have seen every review of this on youtube atleast twice.

  • Anonymous

    It’s has every major and “almost major” carrier, so it doesn’t mean anything….

  • Anonymous

    It’s has every major and “almost major” carrier, so it doesn’t mean anything….

  • Rob Reder

    I sincerely hope that the Hercules is not the T-mo GSII. 4″ is the perfect form factor, and 4.5″ is just silly.

    • OKDave

      Yeah, that half-inch is really a killer. Seriously? You’ve spent serious time making this measured a distinction? 

    • Anonymous

      The Samsung GSII is 4.3 not 4 so its not really much of a difference

    • Anonymous

      The Samsung GSII is 4.3 not 4 so its not really much of a difference

    • zps

      i’m all about 4.5.  i want a bigger screen.

    • zps

      i’m all about 4.5.  i want a bigger screen.

    • zps

      i’m all about 4.5.  i want a bigger screen.

  • Anonymous

    For all of you who are saying that the sgs 2 definitely is coming to t-mobile, but can’t say how they know, why bother posting? You are not furthering the discussion. You aren’t any better than someone saying they definitely know the atomic bomb is going off in Shanghai, but can’t say anymore but TRUST ME IT’S GONNA HAPPEN.

    Why haven’t we heard anything about the Samsung “Dumont”? When I heard the possible release date that phone fit the timeline which also had no information on it.

  • Anonymous

    For all of you who are saying that the sgs 2 definitely is coming to t-mobile, but can’t say how they know, why bother posting? You are not furthering the discussion. You aren’t any better than someone saying they definitely know the atomic bomb is going off in Shanghai, but can’t say anymore but TRUST ME IT’S GONNA HAPPEN.

    Why haven’t we heard anything about the Samsung “Dumont”? When I heard the possible release date that phone fit the timeline which also had no information on it.

    • Anonymous

      Lol. You sound so stupid

  • Mellow Dubmarine

    I will be so pi**** off if the actual SGSII comes to tmob. I got the Sensation on the premise that tmob would only get a variant of the SGSII (Hercules) that isn’t as good as the real SGSII. Read so much about a Qualcomm processor instead of the exynos, less RAM and internal, and overall a lower spec’d phone. I got the Sensation thinking that this Hercules would be no better than it, but if Hercules is just code name for the actual SGSII I will flip a you-know-what. The Sensation isn’t bad, but I am incredibly underwhelmed with it. Does anyone know how much it costs to break a 2-year contract? Because I will seriously use all my graduation money if necessary to get out of the Sensation and into a SGSII.

  • Mellow Dubmarine

    I will be so pi**** off if the actual SGSII comes to tmob. I got the Sensation on the premise that tmob would only get a variant of the SGSII (Hercules) that isn’t as good as the real SGSII. Read so much about a Qualcomm processor instead of the exynos, less RAM and internal, and overall a lower spec’d phone. I got the Sensation thinking that this Hercules would be no better than it, but if Hercules is just code name for the actual SGSII I will flip a you-know-what. The Sensation isn’t bad, but I am incredibly underwhelmed with it. Does anyone know how much it costs to break a 2-year contract? Because I will seriously use all my graduation money if necessary to get out of the Sensation and into a SGSII.

    • Ryan

      Instead of paying to break your contract, why not buy the SGS2 at full price, then sell the sensation? Seems like that makes more sense, wouldn’t extend your contract, probably would be cheaper for you.

      • Mellow Dubmarine

        This is my first smartphone, so I’m really new to this whole game. I was under the thought that you can only sell a phone if you bought it outright in the first place. Can you also sell your phone if you bought it on 2-year contract? So you’re saying I should buy the SGSII at the full price (around $600 or however much), sell my Sensation for $400 or however much I can get for it, and then my contract won’t be affected? Sorry if this sounds really newb

        • Anonymous

          Yes that’s exactly what he meant its what I do everytime I get new phone because I buy most my phones outright full price unless two years is up.

        • Anonymous

          Yes that’s exactly what he meant its what I do everytime I get new phone because I buy most my phones outright full price unless two years is up.

        • Anonymous

          Yes that’s exactly what he meant its what I do everytime I get new phone because I buy most my phones outright full price unless two years is up.

        • Anonymous

          Yes that’s exactly what he meant its what I do everytime I get new phone because I buy most my phones outright full price unless two years is up.

        • Ithitmeallatonce

          Jesus, if you’re that much of a newb you’re not allowed to comment on phones period. Underwhelmed by the Sensation…..your very first smartphone, LOLOLOLOL!!!!!!

        • Mellow Dubmarine

          Thanks champ. Yes, this is my first smartphone, but it doesn’t take much hands-on with friends devices to know that the Sensation has considerable lag in the UI, has a rather poor lcd screen (my brother’s MT4G has a brighter screen), has poor speaker performance (again compared to my bro’s MT4G), lacks RAM because the UI gobbles it all up, and lacks in many other areas. So yes, I can say the Sensation is underwhelming. And I know many of the phone fans I have seen who have bought the Sensation have admitted that it’s just a decent device and know that there are better phones out there like the SGSII.

        • Ithitmeallatonce

          Jesus, if you’re that much of a newb you’re not allowed to comment on phones period. Underwhelmed by the Sensation…..your very first smartphone, LOLOLOLOL!!!!!!

        • Anonymous

          Yes you can do that! The only difference of buying a phone on contract and paying full price is that you’re locked onto a 2 year contract. The phone is still yours to do whatever, you can break it, sell it, use it at a coaster, etc. If you want a new phone before your 2 years is up, you just buy it full price and just swap your sim card. Simple as that!

          Also, I still have some grad money from last year too that I’ll be using to buy this baby!

        • Anonymous

          Yes you can do that! The only difference of buying a phone on contract and paying full price is that you’re locked onto a 2 year contract. The phone is still yours to do whatever, you can break it, sell it, use it at a coaster, etc. If you want a new phone before your 2 years is up, you just buy it full price and just swap your sim card. Simple as that!

          Also, I still have some grad money from last year too that I’ll be using to buy this baby!

        • Anonymous

          Yes you can do that! The only difference of buying a phone on contract and paying full price is that you’re locked onto a 2 year contract. The phone is still yours to do whatever, you can break it, sell it, use it at a coaster, etc. If you want a new phone before your 2 years is up, you just buy it full price and just swap your sim card. Simple as that!

          Also, I still have some grad money from last year too that I’ll be using to buy this baby!

      • Mellow Dubmarine

        This is my first smartphone, so I’m really new to this whole game. I was under the thought that you can only sell a phone if you bought it outright in the first place. Can you also sell your phone if you bought it on 2-year contract? So you’re saying I should buy the SGSII at the full price (around $600 or however much), sell my Sensation for $400 or however much I can get for it, and then my contract won’t be affected? Sorry if this sounds really newb

    • http://hand-gadget.com Alex Nguyen

      It depends on how far into the contract you are. The early termination fee is $200 if you have more than 180 days until your contract ends, $100 if you have between 180 and 91 days left, and $50 if you have between 31 and 91 days left.

      • OKDave

        It appears Tmobile reps are playing fast and loose with the termination fee schedule. I’ve talked to them twice and each time I’ve received different and conflicting information.

        I was told just last week that the termination for a phone with between 0-180 days was $50, 181-360 days remaining was $100, 360- 18 months, $150, and $200 beyond that. 

        • Farhan

          How does this whole termination fee thing work. Is it just $200 if you have more than 180 days left or do you have to add taxes and any other fees?

        • FtKnoxTMO

          If you are just changing phones, the termination fee does NOT apply.  Just sell your Sensation on Ebay for big bucks, and pay full retail, guess about $599 for the SGS2.  You just switch out the sim card in the phones and you are back in business.  The termination fee applies to “Plan Contract”, i.e., your monthly charges, not your equipment, unless you are making payment, which you will still have to do.

        • Farhan

          How does this whole termination fee thing work. Is it just $200 if you have more than 180 days left or do you have to add taxes and any other fees?

      • OKDave

        It appears Tmobile reps are playing fast and loose with the termination fee schedule. I’ve talked to them twice and each time I’ve received different and conflicting information.

        I was told just last week that the termination for a phone with between 0-180 days was $50, 181-360 days remaining was $100, 360- 18 months, $150, and $200 beyond that. 

    • zps

      you got played.  just sell the sensation and buy the SGS2 outright.

    • zps

      you got played.  just sell the sensation and buy the SGS2 outright.

  • Mellow Dubmarine

    I will be so pi**** off if the actual SGSII comes to tmob. I got the Sensation on the premise that tmob would only get a variant of the SGSII (Hercules) that isn’t as good as the real SGSII. Read so much about a Qualcomm processor instead of the exynos, less RAM and internal, and overall a lower spec’d phone. I got the Sensation thinking that this Hercules would be no better than it, but if Hercules is just code name for the actual SGSII I will flip a you-know-what. The Sensation isn’t bad, but I am incredibly underwhelmed with it. Does anyone know how much it costs to break a 2-year contract? Because I will seriously use all my graduation money if necessary to get out of the Sensation and into a SGSII.

  • Guest

    I work for Tmo and 2 days ago a Samsung rep informed me that we will be getting the SGS2 originally slated for the end of September (which was right on time for the rumored Hercules device) but now postponed until mid to late October due to some changes in the design, She informed me that it will be a dual core hummingbird processer with the super amoled plus screen, 8megapixel camera, with a flash 2.0 megapixel front facing camera 4.5 inch screen and that it will be a hspa+ 42mbps phone… oh and she did call the phone the Hercules/Galaxy S II… any other questions?

    • Farhan

      Just one. Can I get one for free?

    • Farhan

      Just one. Can I get one for free?

    • m777

      If it’s a late October, then there is no reason not to buy Nexus Prime which is rumoured (!) to be released in November. Tmobile is shooting itself in a leg.

    • Anonymous

      You just gave me a boner, I hope you’re being serious.

  • Guest

    I work for Tmo and 2 days ago a Samsung rep informed me that we will be getting the SGS2 originally slated for the end of September (which was right on time for the rumored Hercules device) but now postponed until mid to late October due to some changes in the design, She informed me that it will be a dual core hummingbird processer with the super amoled plus screen, 8megapixel camera, with a flash 2.0 megapixel front facing camera 4.5 inch screen and that it will be a hspa+ 42mbps phone… oh and she did call the phone the Hercules/Galaxy S II… any other questions?

  • Rgdvii

    Can you add the linkto the sign up page

  • Rgdvii

    Can you add the linkto the sign up page

  • Gs24me

    T-Mobile should get the GS2 in black and white and release it before every other carrier.  I don’t want that giant 4.5″ screen.  I want the regular one.  

  • ItsMichaelNotMike

    Good to see TMoNews is still a good place for news.

    The Samsung Galaxy S II is going to Metro PCS too. (Recall I said that the exclusivity agreements between post-paid carriers and manufacturers ended, where manufacturers agreed as part of a phone “order” to not sell high spec smart and superphones to prepaid carriers.) Of course, it also helps that some of the prepaids are owned by the big carriers.

    The prepaids wanted nice phones, it was not lack of desire to put them in inventory that held this up.  And the big carriers knew that people might flock to prepaids if they could get phones as nice as what the major carriers offer.

    Anyway, the SGS II is a good example of why going to prepaid is a good idea (if you can get a signal in your locale).  You can buy and sell your phones any time you want and not worry about being under contract.  For example, I just sold one of my Samsung Indulge phones because we did not need it (we are trying out two prepaid carriers so see which one has the better signal).  So not needing the “extra” Indulge it was quite simple to call Metro, cancel the line assigned to the Indulge, list the phone on eBay and it sold within 10 hours, for $40 more than I paid for it.

    Just sayin.

    By the way, with the AT&T acquisition, prepaids are making a big push to get T-Mobile customers and other post-paid accounts.  A priority is getting competitive phones in the inventory.  Metro is gaining significantly in new subscribers, but to attract AND KEEP customers, Metro (like others) needs to keep “upgrading” its phone offerings.  Hence, why Metro is aggressively working with Samsung and others to get these phones.

    • The ATL Guy

      I thought you we leaving?
      You even went as far as to post one of those douche, “I am leaving” posts.
      Selling prepaid legal services not working out?

    • killi da prince

      hope tmobile gets the SGS II i will buy it full priced den switch to simple mobile

    • Anonymous

      If metro gets the SGSII I wont even think twice….well maybe a little but I would really really consider leaving T-Mobile, because that was my excuse for still being with T-Mobile and considering sprint because of the phones. I’ve been off contract 2008 so I’m free to do whatever

  • Kennethpotter

    So if it DOES come to tmo here’s a serious question…think they’ll give an offer for those currently in contract to get one at reduced cost without breaking said contract if they just renewed in january?

    • Sapphire3g

      You will pay full price, sir.

  • Oce

    Today is my B-day, and this news was my greatest gift!

  • Oce

    Today is my B-day, and this news was my greatest gift!

    • Blah

      That is kind of sad@

      • Oce

        I know right.  Although, when I had returned from work today, my kids had all made me some homemade birthday cards………which my two year son immediately proceeded to destroy lol!

  • HughGrection

    The phone rocks! I played with one in Hong Kong when Samsung was promoting them in all the shopping malls. This is a nice addition for Tmobile. Kind of annoying that Hong Kong has them in June though…and here we are…..still waiting.

  • HughGrection

    The phone rocks! I played with one in Hong Kong when Samsung was promoting them in all the shopping malls. This is a nice addition for Tmobile. Kind of annoying that Hong Kong has them in June though…and here we are…..still waiting.

  • Abtexas83

    Yes the phone is awesome but the sensation will do just fine until next year when some crazy quad core comes out. Plus just purchase adw launcher app, with a bit of customizing this phone is screaming fast. And I mean its moving fast.

    • Mellow Dubmarine

      Did you freeze Sense when you started to use adw? I tried adw for an afternoon and it was lag city.

  • Neoprimal

    I thought the Hercules may be a varient of the GS 2 but upon further investigation there are differences that are too big to group them into similar phones. 

    For one, the screen size is a big deal. Even at .xx difference, it’s still a major difference and not one that manufacturers make a habit of doing when it comes to re-branding devices for carriers. The Vibrant’s differences were for the most part, cosmetic. Though some of the Galaxy S carrier branded phones varied in terms of storage space, etc, none of them varied in screen size or technology. Bringing me to the second Galaxy S vs. Hercules variation. The GS 2 contains a SAMSUNG brand CPU, the Exynos xmm6260, iirc. The Hercules ships with a QUALCOMM brand Dual core CPU. Both at 1.2 GHZ, it seems that this may be a tat for tat switch, but it’s not. Pound for Pound afaik the Exynos is supposedly more potent than the Qualcomm dual core chip – don’t quote me on that. I haven’t tested this myself, only read quite recycled information on the subject. In essence though, the Hercules will be roughly as potent as the current MT4G Slide, which is great but not as quick as the SGS 2.

    In the end, I came to the conclusion that these were different phones a long time ago. The Hercules is closer to the Infuse 4G on ATT vs. a SGS 2 class device at all. I don’t have the patience to wait for the SGS 2 on TMo however, so unless it drops at reasonably close a time frame to the Hercules, it’s Hercules for me!

    • Lewisealy

      Dude you dont know what you are talking about … the mytouch 4g slide and the samsung hercules have to different processors, yes they are both made by qualcomm but they are different just look it up

      • Neoprimal

        Where in there did I say they have the same processor? I said the Hercules would be roughly as powerful as the mt4g slide, not that they have the same processor. If youre going to tell someone they dont know what they’re talking about, at least learn to read and understand what they’re actually saying first.

    • Lewisealy

      Dude you dont know what you are talking about … the mytouch 4g slide and the samsung hercules have to different processors, yes they are both made by qualcomm but they are different just look it up

    • Lewisealy

      Dude you dont know what you are talking about … the mytouch 4g slide and the samsung hercules have to different processors, yes they are both made by qualcomm but they are different just look it up

  • Anonymous

    YES!! been crossing my finger for a while for this to come T-Mobile(still hoping it does).having 2 of the best phones the SGS2 and HTC Sensation 4g under one GSM carrier is or  would be a beautiful thing.

    • Mag3472

      I have the sensation, not impressed, taking it back and waiting for the gs2

  • Anonymous

    YES!! been crossing my finger for a while for this to come T-Mobile(still hoping it does).having 2 of the best phones the SGS2 and HTC Sensation 4g under one GSM carrier is or  would be a beautiful thing.

  • Anonymous

    YES!! been crossing my finger for a while for this to come T-Mobile(still hoping it does).having 2 of the best phones the SGS2 and HTC Sensation 4g under one GSM carrier is or  would be a beautiful thing.

  • Angarma1

    Galaxy S 2 is already available in Puerto Rico, thru a company called Claro

  • Angarma1

    Galaxy S 2 is already available in Puerto Rico, thru a company called Claro

  • Nearmsp

    I initially wanted HTC Sens but then because of its bulkiness decided to wait for iphone 5. However, if Samsung Galaxy S2 comes out earlier, I would love to buy this phone! But T-mobile due to its size never gets the best models first so I might have to wait until October for the iphone 5. Galaxy S2 is available on Amazon, but the only phone I might buy for full price is an iphone 5 that too only if it has 4G.

    • Mag3472

      If your waiting for the I phone 5, might as well wait for garbage!!!!!!

    • Mag3472

      If your waiting for the I phone 5, might as well wait for garbage!!!!!!

  • Chrisangel13

    if this phone doesn’t come out soon i might as well wait for the nexus prime x(

  • Chrisangel13

    if this phone doesn’t come out soon i might as well wait for the nexus prime x(

  • Chrisangel13

    if this phone doesn’t come out soon i might as well wait for the nexus prime x(